Fishing Reports - Guides Report 19th of May

Glanny hooks his demon!


We untied our ropes from the mothership and drifted away
with a fairly steady breeze, I asked the guys what the game plan was and they
looked at me as if I were I was stupid….GTs what do you think!!!!! We had a
brief look over the google maps and set out for the day. Our plan was to spend
as much time in the confines of the shallows and blue holes then head out wide
with the later run in tide on the outer shoals. I left the boat with only one
goal in mind….to tame a beast!!! We started off well and our second cast was
rewarded with a 30kg fish that sucked down the lure like a jelly bean. The
shallows treated us very well and we were consistently seeing fish on just
about every spot and in every blue hole but due to the weather the fish were
coming up to the lures with a serious case of lockjaw, well that was until we
had a 45kg fish…yes the beast!!!! Absolutely deliver a popper off the edge of a
bommie in one of my favourite blue holes, this fish tore away and peeled line
as if the reel were in free spool and ran down checked the drag and it just
kept going even whilst I was in flat stick in reverse trying to keep up with it
and once we eventually had the fish tamed and the first time we turned its head
the hooks pulled out, needless to say I was devastated….We fished hard
throughout the day and fish continued to come up but everything seemed
inadequate after the memory of the demon from the morning session. The weather
died down to an absolute glass out this evening and the guys had a really
enjoyable day and Grant managed to catch his first GT ever so a very happy man
he is this evening…I dare say his arms will be hurting by the end of the week.


The menu for the day was a bit of everything. With the tide
just starting to run out we set off chasing GTs as a first port of call. We saw
a few and managed to boat 4 nice GTs before 11am, which wasn’t a bad effort
considering the monsoonal like down poor we had during the morning. We then
went for a troll along a likely looking edge and managed to pick up a nice
Spannish Mackerel, Gold Spot Trevally, Green Jobfish and Sharkey Mackerel. We even
managed to pick up 2 Mackerel on the 1 lure which was a first for me. After we
had lunch in a beautiful lagoon we decided to do a couple of drifts for some
reefies. We caught a few fish from Lippers, Trout, Cod species and Spannish
Flag. On the way home we decided to chase some Tuna and managed to pick up a
few before we reached the mothership. Great day again bring on tomorrow!!!


Mixed bag of goodies to that was in including the weather.
Amongst the rain, wind and sun we managed to boat a variety of fish. GTs, loads
of tuna and reef fish. Callum almost found himself on the end of a huge GT on
his first cast, but after a few quick runs the hook pulled. The Longtails are
thick as they get, and on the light tackle are always fun. Fun day to start the


Today we started off hunting some GTs with the last of the run in and on our second
bombie we had a pack attack of about 6 fish climb all over the popper only to
miss the hooks 3 times before swimming off underneath the boat. The rest
of the morning went very steady as we had a few bites and follows but nothing
found the hooks. A change in the game plan of trolling bought everybody back to
life with Spaniards, Sharkies and Gold Spot coming in 2 at a time left right
and centre and they guys where having a ball!! Then the Tuna started
jumping and the decks got bloodied good and proper with Longtails and baby Mack
Tuna coming on a regular basis to finish the day off with a bang before the
cold beers started flowing

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